U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released frequently asked questions (FAQ) on rejected Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) requests and resubmissions.
The FAQ notes that the due date for new, initial DACA requests was September 5, 2017. The due date for DACA renewal requests was September 5, 2017, for recipients whose DACA status expired before that date, and was October 5, 2017, for recipients whose DACA expired or will expire between September 5, 2017, and March 5, 2018.
For those whose DACA requests were delivered by the deadline but were not officially “received” by USCIS until the following day and were rejected and returned to applicants for that reason, the FAQ states that USCIS “will identify you and send you a letter inviting you to resubmit your DACA request. You will have 33 days from the date of the letter to resubmit your request. You may wish to keep a copy of all materials included in your resubmission. USCIS expects to be able to identify and send letters to all persons in this situation.”
Those in the situation noted above who have not yet been contacted by USCIS may contact Lockbox Support before resubmitting their DACA packages for reconsideration. Lockbox Support can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The USCIS FAQ, which includes additional details about who may resubmit and why.